COVID-19: MLHU reports 5 cases, SWPH adds 66 cases from Saturday to Monday
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The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported five new COVID-19 cases on Monday.
Of the 14,642 cases, 101 are active (down four), 14,294 recoveries (up eight) and 247 deaths (no change).
The latest death reported was on November 13. It involved a man in his 80s who was not in long-term care or in a retirement home. MLHU says he has not been vaccinated.
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Of the 101 active cases, 21 involve children 11 years of age or younger at a rate of 32.6 cases per 100,000 population. That cohort was not yet eligible for vaccination.
The age group with the most active cases is the 40-64 age group with 35 active cases, although the percentage of active cases per 100,000 population is less than the under 12 age group, which is 21.8 per 100,000 population.
Of the 101 active cases, 80 are in London.
Information on local variation of the data of interest can be found by visiting the medical unit’s summary of COVID-19 cases on the Middlesex-London page and clicking the “Case Status” tab .
As of Monday, the London Medical Science Center was caring for 12 inpatients with COVID-19.
Seven people are in adult intensive care or the intensive care unit.
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There were no patients with COVID-19 at Children’s Hospital and as a result there were no critical child health care cases.
Seven employees have now tested positive for COVID-19.
St. Joseph’s Health Care London has reported two non-outbreak cases involving healthcare workers.
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MLHU is reporting two institutional outbreaks:
- Richmond Woods retirement home, facility-wide outbreak declared November 9
- Glendale Crossing Village in Glanworth proclaimed on 10 November
The epidemic is also breaking out in the following schools:
- École élémentaire catholique Frère André, announced on 12 November
- Notre Dame Catholic School, proclaimed November 10
- The Catholic Higher School of St. Nicholas, announced on October 24
- St Vincent de Paul Catholic School, announced November 13
The following schools have active cases associated with them, according to MLHU:
- CC Carrothers Public School (one case)
- Ecole élémentaire catholique Frère Andre (two cases)
- Emily Carr Public School (one case)
- JS Buchanan French Admission Public School (one case)
- Kensal Park French Immersion Public School (one case)
- Mary Wright Public School (one case)
- Matthews Hall Independent School (one case)
- Notre Dame Catholic School (four cases)
- Oakridge High School (one case)
- Admission School St. John French (one case)
- St Rose of Lima Catholic School (one case)
- High School St. Thomas Aquinas (one case)
- Catholic School St. Vincent de Paul (two cases)
- Stoney Creek Public Schools (one instance)
- Westminster High School (one case)
- White Oaks Public Schools (one instance)
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- Trust Day Incubator (one case)
- Sir John A. Macdonald YMCA Childcare (one case)
The health unit said at least 234 cases have been reported since the start of the school year involving primary and secondary schools, as well as child and infant care centers.
Vaccination and testing
Updated vaccination data is expected on Tuesday. As of last week’s update, as of the end of November 7, 89.5% of eligible residents (12 years and older) had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine while 86.2% were fully immunized. enough.
As of October 4, the unvaccinated accounted for 55.53% of all cases (or 256 of 461 cases) and 75.0% of all hospital admissions (December 9).
Of the six COVID-19-related deaths reported in the past six weeks, five involved an unvaccinated person while one involved a fully vaccinated person.
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On the medical unit’s website, people can find information about pop-up clinics, mass vaccination clinics and pharmacies. Guidance for anyone going to vaccinate outside the province, abroad; support means of transport for those in need; and more.
Anyone who wants to be tested for COVID-19 can find information about the locations of testing points on the medical unit’s website.
The region’s latest COVID-19 test positivity rate was 1.0% for the week of October 31, down from 1.6% for the week of October 24.
The province reported 552 cases on Monday, of which 286 involved unvaccinated people.
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According to Monday’s report, 85 cases were recorded in Toronto, 51 cases in the Peel Region, 49 cases in the York Region, 44 cases in Simcoe Muskoka, 37 cases in Ottawa and 30 cases in the Niagara Region and Windsor Essex. All other medical units reported less than 30 cases.
Three other deaths were also reported on Monday.
Among people 12 years of age and older, 85.5% are fully immunized against COVID-19.
Elgin and Oxford
Southwest Public Health is reporting:
- Total 4,991 cases (up 66 cases from Friday)
- 159 active cases (up year)
- 4,737 cases resolved (increase of 61 cases)
- 95 deaths so far (unchanged)
You can find more details on the SWPH COVID-19 dashboard.
The most recent death reported was on November 9 and involved a woman in her 50s from Elgin County. It was the only death reported that week but the fourth death to be reported in a two-week period.
Of the 159 active cases in the area, 75 are in Elgin County (including 38 in Aylmer) and 84 are in Oxford County (including 36 in Woodstock).
SWPH did not disclose the immunization status of individuals but told Global News on November 9 that about 78% of active cases at the time involved people who were not fully vaccinated.
Fifteen people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 with six in the ICU as of Monday. There is no active institutional outbreak.
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Information on school cases can be found on the websites of the Thames Valley School Board and the London County Catholic School Board.
The region’s testing positivity rate was 5.1% for the week of October 31, up from 3.6% for the week of October 24.
As of November 14, 84.1% of children 12 years of age and older in the region were fully immunized while 87.0% had received at least one dose.
Information on where and how to vaccinate can be found on the health unit’s website.
Huron and Perth
Global News is awaiting data on Monday from Huron Perth Public Health.
On Friday, Huron Perth Public Health reported:
- Total 2,425 cases
- 60 active cases
- 2,299 recoveries
- 67 dead so far
Of the 60 active cases, 17 are reported in Stratford and 13 in Perth East. The full case count by city can be found on the health unit’s dashboard.
There have been two people hospitalized with COVID-19 and three positive cases involving healthcare workers, as of Friday.
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HPPH reported four outbreaks, though there were no long-term care homes, retirement homes or hospitals on Friday.
An outbreak at Milverton Public Schools in Perth East was declared on October 27 and involved one staff case and 16 student cases.
The other three outbreaks were related to the workplace. No further information provided.
School case data can be found on the websites of the Avon-Maitland School Board and the Huron-Perth Catholic School Board websites.
The region’s testing positivity rate was 2.7% for the week of October 31, up from 2.3% for the week of October 24.
The HPPH vaccine panel shows that as of November 8, 82.1% of children 12 years of age and older were fully immunized while 85.2% had at least one dose.
Information on how and where to get the vaccine can be found on the health unit’s website.
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Sarnia and Lambton
On Monday, Lambton Public Health reported:
- 4,273 total cases (unchanged)
- 38 active cases (down eight)
- 4,162 cases resolved (an increase of eight cases)
- 73 deaths (unchanged)
Six COVID-19 patients were in the care of Bluewater Health on Monday.
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LPH is reporting four active outbreaks:
- Brigden Public Schools, announced Nov. 4 and involved eight cases
- Bluewater Health Hospital, announced November 5 and involved fewer than five patient cases and fewer than five staff cases
- a workplace outbreak was declared on October 31, involving four cases
- a workplace outbreak was declared on November 9, involving three cases
All active cases at Lambton Kent County School Board schools can be found online, as well as cases at St. Clair.
The test positivity rate for the week of October 31 was 3.8%, up from 2.5% the previous week.
Among area residents 12 years of age and older, 81.2% were fully immunized and 84.1% received at least one dose.
People can book and reschedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments or find information about vaccines available at pharmacies through the health unit’s registration page. People can also call the vaccine service center at 226-254-8222.
Those who are short-term immunized are encouraged to sign up for Lambton Public Health’s Daily Vaccine Prophylaxis List.
—With files from Global News ‘Kelly Wang and Gabby Rodrigues
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